Special Issue "Effects of Climate Change on Sustainable Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: rural development; farm management; risk analysis; climate change and agriculture
Interests: agricultural economics and management; agri-engineering; life cycle assessment; water resource management; environmental and natural resource economics
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Interests: natural disasters insurance; environmental regulation; law and economics; climate change policies; insurance market regulation
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Interests: agricultural development; insurance economics; drought; political economy
Climate change is already starting to impact agricultural production around the globe, sometimes making production more difficult and sometimes creating new opportunities for food production. Agricultural sustainability may be especially threatened by climate extremes, such as heat waves, droughts, and floods. However, not all changes induced by climate change are necessarily negative; some may even be positive. Both predicting the impact of climate change on agriculture and finding ways to mitigate these changes, requires diverse skills, expertise, and experience. Adaptation is a social and cultural process, so it is important to ascertain how farmers adapt, which factors farmers take into account, and what other actors can contribute to the adaptation process. This Special Issue aims at highlighting the state-of-the-art development in climate-resilient practices, including adaptive management practices employed, and to showcase promising adaptive and resource conservation agricultural practices to maintain the productivity of agroecosystems under changing climatic conditions, not ignoring the role of risk quantification, transfer, and financing. We welcome original research articles, technical articles, reviews, meta-analyses, and perspective articles pertaining to the following aspects, even if not exhaustively:
- Impacts of climate change on agriculture and food production;
- Agricultural adaptation to climate change;
- Climate risk mitigating tools;
- Roles of different actors in adaptation processes of agriculture to climate change;
- Framing sustainability indicators for climate-resilient agriculture;
- The role of climate smart agriculture (CSA) in addressing sustainability and resilience;
- IoT and artificial intelligence to support the risk adaptation and mitigation in a circular economy approach;
- International initiatives/policies for climate resilient and adaptive agricultural practices;
- Implications for insurers as investor and risk managers from climate change and agriculture.
Prof. Dr. Fabian Capitanio
Dr. Pier Paolo Miglietta
Prof. Donatella Porrini
Dr. Giulio Fusco
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Climate-smart agriculture
- Climate change insurance
- Risk mitigation
- Sustainable agriculture
- Food security
- Circular economy